Mother and fetus both survive from severe paraquat intoxication.

  title={Mother and fetus both survive from severe paraquat intoxication.},
  author={Chang-Chyi Jenq and Chien-Der Wu and Ja-liang Lin},
  journal={Clinical toxicology},
  volume={43 4},
Paraquat, 1,1'-dimethyl-4,4'-bipyridylium dichloride, is a commonly applied bipyridyl contact herbicide. Paraquat poisoning from suicidal ingestion causes high mortality rates, and severe poisoning has been uniformly fatal in pregnant females (nine of nine cases). We presented a case of severe paraquat poisoning from suicidal ingestion in a woman in the third trimester of pregnancy (G5P4A1). Urine dithionate test was strongly positive (showed dark blue color). She was managed with charcoal… CONTINUE READING

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